Assessment As Learning

Author: Lorna M. Earl

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 0761946268

Category: Education

Page: 162

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Assessment and evaluation are central to educational reform, and they represent major shifts in thinking about learning, about schools and about teaching. Assessment as Learning represents one of these cruical changes, but it encompasses more than just using a variety of new techniques.
Assessment for Learning

Author: Stephen Chappuis

Publisher: Assessment Training Institute

ISBN: 096551014X

Category: Educational evaluation

Page: 356

View: 491

"Helps administrators gain a clear vision of what excellence in assessment looks like and what it takes to achieve that vision. The specific competencies leaders need to support assessment FOR learning are identified, with activities and resources to help them learn and apply the skills. Written for use by individuals or group study."--Publisher's website.
Assessment and Learning

Author: John Gardner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141291051X

Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 106

'Assessment and Learning is a useful and inspiring book for everyone concerned with the field of assessment and provides a comprehensible overview of the contemporary developments in the field of educational assessment, particularly assessment for learning'- Studies In Educational Evaluation `Assessment for learning has come to play a significant role in learning and teaching and the Assessment Reform Group has played a pivotal role in this change. In Assessment and Learning past and present members of the group explore the implications of this change for practice, policy and research, in a way that is insightful, accessible and challenging' - David Bartlett, President - The Association for Achievement and Improvement through Assessment (AAIA) The only book of its kind to provide a comprehensive overview of assessment used to support learning, Assessment and Learning makes this area accessible and understandable for a wide range of users. Rather than looking at assessment from a technical perspective, this book links it to the context in which it is most important: learning. This new and unique text is a major source of practice-based theory on assessment for learning, a formative assessment approach to support individual development and motivate learners. Key areas covered in the book include: - the practice of assessment for learning in the classroom and its power to enhance outcomes - developing and maintaining motivation for learning, drawing on the key messages from research - the role of assessment for learning in teachers’ professional learning and classroom practice - assessment and theories of learning, using up-to-date research to consider the reliability and validity of assessment and to debunk some of the myths about the reliability of assessments external to the classroom - assessment policies across the four countries of the UK and selected European countries, with a commentary on the assessment context in the US The book is a hugely important output from the internationally known Assessment Reform Group (ARG), which is influential in the field of assessment and education policy and practice in the UK, with related developments as far afield as Australia, Hong Kong, the US and Canada. The group carries out research in order to reach policy-makers in government, and also works closely with teachers and local authority staff. Assessment and Learning will prove a very valuable resource for a wide variety of people involved in teaching, learning and assessment whether as practitioners, researchers or policy-makers.
Classroom Assessment and Educational Measurement

Author: Susan M. Brookhart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429017605

Category: Education

Page: 591

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Classroom Assessment and Educational Measurement explores the ways in which the theory and practice of both educational measurement and the assessment of student learning in classroom settings mutually inform one another. Chapters by assessment and measurement experts consider the nature of classroom assessment information, from student achievement to affective and socio-emotional attributes; how teachers interpret and work with assessment results; and emerging issues in assessment such as digital technologies and diversity/inclusion. This book uniquely considers the limitations of applying large-scale educational measurement theory to classroom assessment and the adaptations necessary to make this transfer useful. Researchers, graduate students, industry professionals, and policymakers will come away with an essential understanding of how the classroom assessment context is essential to broadening contemporary educational measurement perspectives.
Classroom Assessment for Student Learning

Author: Jan Chappuis

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 9780133000245

Category: Education

Page: 433

View: 673

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Click here to take a guided tour of the Second Edition! Classroom Assessment for Student Learning, 2/e is a combination textbook and workbook grounded in research shown to increase student motivation and learning through improved classroom assessment. This user-friendly, practical book is full of real-world examples of what assessment for learning looks like in today’s classrooms. Presented in a format appropriate for use by individuals or collaborative learning teams, the book teaches two central concepts: How to create accurate classroom assessments of all types and how to integrate assessment with instruction day to day, with a focus on student involvement. The companion CD provides all necessary learning team resources: suggestions for forming and facilitating learning teams, suggestions for pacing the learning, and chapter-by-chapter forms and materials for completing the activities. The Second Edition of Classroom Assessment for Student Learning focuses on the five keys to classroom assessment quality. The keys are: Key 1: Establish a clear assessment purpose to meet information needs of all intended users Key 2: Base instruction and assessment on clear learning targets Key 3: Design or select all assessments to meet standards of accuracy Key 4: Communicate summative and formative results effectively Key 5: Involve students in the assessment process and in using the results to further learning Additional Resources from ATI Visit to read more articles on assessment, download study guides, and more!
Assessment in the Classroom

Author: Carolyn M. Callahan


ISBN: 9781593631918

Category: Educational tests and measurements

Page: 58

View: 169

The goal of all classrooms is to maximize the learning of all students; therefore, correctly assessing what students have learned is an integral part of good instruction. By keeping the goal of good, strong assessment in mind, a teacher can clearly see his or her desired outcomes for a lesson, activity, or unit. It is critical to take into account a student's level of knowledge, understanding, beliefs, skills, dispositions, and learning styles when planning for good classroom instruction and assessment. Carolyn Callahan, a leader in the field of gifted education, guides teachers toward answering these questions about their students and planning for quality classroom assessment. In addition, the book provides an overview of the most common and successful assessment methods, including formal and informal assessments, student self-assessments, and preassessment strategies for planning instruction. This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education.
Classroom Assessment

Author: Catherine S. Taylor

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X004774839

Category: Educational tests and measurements

Page: 450

View: 159

For Classroom Assessment and Test and Measurement courses in Education Departments. This exceptionally lucid and practical new assessment text provides a wealth of powerful concrete examples that help students to understand assessment concepts and to effectively use assessment to support learning. The book offers unique coverage of ways to use assessment to support student learning across the developmental span from Kindergarten through high school. The book also provides more coverage than any other classroom assessment text of how to adapt assessment to the needs of students with disabilities and students whose first language is not English.
Teacher Learning with Classroom Assessment

Author: Heng Jiang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811090530

Category: Education

Page: 201

View: 151

This book discusses the interwoven themes of teacher learning and classroom assessment, highlighting the complexity and intricacy of these processes in a range of very different classroom contexts. The case studies demonstrate how classroom assessment is needed for teachers to learn about teaching and for them to be able to grow professionally and improve student learning. Although this volume is mainly situated in the unique and varied contexts of the Asia-Pacific region, it addresses the key issues of quality teaching, assessment, and accountability in a global context.
Toward a Reconceptualization of Second Language Classroom Assessment

Author: Matthew E. Poehner

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030350819

Category: Education

Page: 258

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This book responds to the call for praxis in L2 education by documenting recent and ongoing projects around the world that see partnership with classroom teachers as the essential driver for continuing to develop both classroom assessment practice and conceptual frameworks of assessment in support of teaching and learning. Taken together, these partnerships shape the language assessment literacy, the knowledge and skills required for theorizing and conducting assessment activities, of both practitioners and researchers. While united by their orientation to praxis, the chapters offer considerable diversity with regard to languages taught, learner populations included (varying in age and proficiency level), specific innovations covered, research methods employed, and countries in which the work was conducted. As a whole, the book presents a way of engaging in research with practitioners that is likely to stimulate interest among not only language assessment scholars but also those studying second language education and language teacher education as well as language teaching professionals themselves.
Assessment for Learning: Meeting the Challenge of Implementation

Author: Dany Laveault

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319392110

Category: Education

Page: 363

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This book provides new perspectives on Assessment for Learning (AfL), on the challenges encountered in its implementation, and on the diverse ways of meeting these challenges. It brings together contributions from authors working in a wide range of educational contexts: Australia, Canada, England, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Israel, Philippines, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States. It reflects the issues, innovations, and critical reflections that are emerging in an expanding international network of researchers, professional development providers, and policy makers, all of whom work closely with classroom teachers and school leaders to improve the assessment of student learning. The concept of Assessment for Learning, initially formulated in 1999 by the Assessment Reform Group in the United Kingdom, has inspired new ways of conceiving and practicing classroom assessment in education systems around the world. This book examines assessment for learning in a broad perspective which includes diverse approaches to formative assessment (some emphasizing teacher intervention, others student involvement in assessment), as well as some forms of summative assessment designed to support student learning. The focus is on assessment in K-12 classrooms and on the continuing professional learning of teachers and school leaders working with these classrooms. Readers of this volume will encounter well documented accounts of AfL implementation across a large spectrum of conditions in different countries and thereby acquire better understanding of the challenges that emerge in the transition from theory and policy to classroom practice. They will also discover a wealth of ideas for implementing assessment for learning in an effective and sustainable manner. The chapters are grouped in three Parts: (1) Assessment Policy Enactment in Education Systems; (2) Professional Development and Collaborative Learning about Assessment; (3) Assessment Culture and the Co-Regulation of Learning. An introduction to each Part provides an overview and presents the suggestions and recommendations formulated in the chapters.
Modern Classroom Assessment

Author: Bruce B. Frey

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483321288

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 627

Modern Classroom Assessment offers an applied, student-centered guide to the major research-based approaches to assessment in today’s modern classroom. Rather than simply list basic assessment formats with a few examples, as many textbooks do, award-winning professor and scholar Bruce Frey’s book fully explores all five key approaches for teacher-designed assessment—Traditional Paper-and-Pencil, Performance-Based Assessment, Formative Assessment, Universal Test Design, and Authentic Assessment —while making abstract concepts and guidelines clear with hundreds of real-world illustrations and examples of what actual teachers do. Offering a variety of engaging learning tools and realistic stories from the classroom, this text will give any reader a strong foundation for designing modern assessments in their own classrooms.
SAGE Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment

Author: James H. McMillan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412995870

Category: Education

Page: 577

View: 341

The Sage Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment provides scholars, professors, graduate students, and other researchers and policy makers in the organizations, agencies, testing companies, and school districts with a comprehensive source of research on all aspects of K-12 classroom assessment. The handbook emphasizes theory, conceptual frameworks, and all varieties of research (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) to provide an in-depth understanding of the knowledge base in each area of classroom assessment and how to conduct inquiry in the area. It presents classroom assessment research to convey, in depth, the state of knowledge and understanding that is represented by the research, with particular emphasis on how classroom assessment practices affect student achieventment and teacher behavior. Editor James H. McMillan and five Associate Editors bring the best thinking and analysis from leading classroom assessment researchers on the nature of the research, making significant contributions to this prominent and hotly debated topic in education.